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McKinsey apologises to South Africans over Zuma scandal - 9 months ago, 9 July 13:03

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McKinsey’s new global head has on Monday apologised to South Africans for work the firm did with friends of scandal-plagued former president Jacob Zuma, an ill-fated deal that tarnished the reputation of the world’s biggest consultancy.

McKinsey has lost most of its clients in South Africa since it emerged last year it had partnered with local consultancy Trillian in order to win a 1.6 billion rand ($120 million) contract with state power utility Eskom in 2016.

Trillian was then controlled by the Guptas, three brothers who are under investigation over accusations that they used their friendship with Zuma to fraudulently win government contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

Zuma and the Guptas deny any wrongdoing. Police have a warrant of arrest out for at least one of the Gupta brothers.

South Africa’s national prosecutor is pursuing a case over the contract between McKinsey, Trillian and Eskom which it says was unlawful and a ...
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